Anonymous takes out multiple Singapore government websites

03 Dec

The Anonymous collective has made good on their promise to go up against the Singapore ruling government heads on, by taking out multiple government owned websites today. At time of writing, the following websites are either completely down, or barely accessible. GOV.SG (list via DiarySG2 youtube page) This coming on the tail of what the group has perceived as false reporting by the Straits Times online paper, which claimed the group was targeting Singaporeans in general for their attacks. The Straits Times site was hacked by a single member of Anonymous, calling himself The Messiah who is demanding an apology from the paper for falsely accusing Anonymous and misleading the people. The entire blog section of the Straits Times site has been taken offline since the attack. The Messiah has give Straits Times 48 hours to apologize to the group. Full text of what was posted is available after the break. Anonymous is protesting  against the Singapore Government for implementing an internet regulatory framework, which gives the Government  unrestricted access to its cyberspace and almost absolute control of content that is published online. As of June 1, 2013, online news sites that report regularly on issues relating to Singapore and have significant reach among readers in Singapore will require an individual licence from the Media Development Authority (MDA). Anonymous has threatened more retaliatory actions if the framework which they feel is ridiculous, communistic, oppressive and offensive gets implemented.

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Posted by on December 3, 2013 in Security


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